|Occurred : 6/25/2015 02:50 (Entered as : 06/25/15 2:50)
Reported: 6/25/2015 1:53:05 PM 13:53
Location: Lakebay, WA
|Observed what at first believed to be a "slow" falling star, which evolved into dark triangular objects flying in a line then
On June 25, I awoke at 2:50 a.m. and stared at the sky, seeing stars, with the overcast of two hours earlier having cleared. My bed headboard abuts a large window allowing me to gaze almost directly upward. It is common for me to waken about every two hours or so, as I did this night.
I saw what at first I thought was a falling star, a dot of light, but it was slower than normal. After a brief arc it blinked out. Following the line of sight ahead, I was surprised to see a dark charcoal triangular shape moving along the same line and at the same speed as brief dot of light.
In disbelief, I grabbed my glasses and looked again. Along the same line, I saw the same shadowy dark charcoal triangular shapes against the black sky, one after another, equidistant apart. I did not count but guess I saw six or seven in a row. At the end, there was a group of five or six in a symmetrical formation.
As these objects passed, background stars were blocked from sight. There was no sound.
I have no idea what to make of it. I was not dreaming. Indeed, after searching the sky for a couple more minutes, I turned on the light and with an app on my smart phone took a compass reading of the direction. A close approximation was a heading of 206 degrees (plus/minus), or south by southwest.
Location and Conditions: I live in Lakebay, Washington, about 2 miles southeast of Key Center, a small community. It is a wooded setting with no outdoor lights close by. My house was dark with no lights on. I am surrounded by high fir trees, distant about 30 feet away from my bedroom window, and about 80 feet away in the direction of the objects. There is a screen on the window out of which I was looking.
Considerations: Because of the initial observation of light, as a meteor, I have dismissed the thought that this could have been a flock of Canadian geese. Further, geese are noisy when they fly, constantly honking. Everything was a tad too symmetrical in any event.
Had they been planes or jets, I would have been able to hear them. It was absolutely silent. And because what I saw had size and shape, not just specks, planes would have been close enough to easily hear.
I cannot speculate on size, distance or speed. I have no idea what I saw. But I was awake and did see what I have described, definitely there but very dark. Again, the objects were a dark slate gray, just barely lighter than the background black night sky, covering stars as they passed by.
I am divorced, 65, and live alone.
Not an UFO kind of guy, I am not keen on publicity and prefer relative anonymity. Nonetheless, should you wish to contact you may, discretely.